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FOX News
Jan 13, 2013 9:00am PST
the power to ignore the debt ceiling. >> shannon: all right sm. democrats are pointing to a section that reads that the validity of the public debt of the united states should not be questioned. they say, based on that, they would support president obama, in raising the debt ceiling without congressional approval. joining me now to talk about that and many other thicks, former mississippi governor, republican, haley barbour. thank you for coming in. >> i hope the president doesn't try to do that. to try to take away from the congress the power that the constitution directly gives the congress. that is the power to -- to spend, the power to control the debt. i know that the treasury department has announced they are not going to do it. i hope they stick to that decision because this is -- we should never have a situation where one person-- the president -- can put our country deeper, deeper, deeper in debt. we are doing a bad job of that now. it would be really bad if it was not -- if the congress let their control go. >> shannon: you saw the white house press secretary says it is no
CNN
Jan 13, 2013 4:00am PST
that the trillion dollar coin could be a loophole for the white house if congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling. the doesn't believe the law can or should be used to make platinum coins to avoid an increase in the debt limit. >>> on tuesday, vice president joe biden is expected to deliver recommendations from his gun task force to the president. biden was in meetings last week with gun control supporters, gun rights groups, movie industry leaders and video game leaders. all an effort to prevent more mass shooting. here are some examples of what could be on the list of recommendations. you might see universal background checks and closing the gun show loophole and also the white house is believed to favor ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. >>> well, we said it before, congress is unpopular. but worst than cockroaches, really? new numbers from public policy polling pitted congress against the worst of the worst. they found that congress was less popular than brusal sprouts. what did congress beat? lindsay lohan and the kardash n kardashians. not saying much. >>> if you're one of
MSNBC
Jan 13, 2013 9:00am PST
the enlisted men and women who serve for the u.s. military. >> hmm. we have to talk debt ceiling, peter, because there's been this talk of minting that trillion-dollar coin. that is now off the table. so is the white house looking at another big fight here, and do you think if so it's on par with what we saw at the fiscal cliff? >> i think in many ways this one could be a lot more significant. this could be a lot more difficult than the fiscal cliff. there was a deadline for that and that was an issue that a lot of people felt would be resolved ultimately in some form the way that it was. the debt ceiling crisis does sort of put these o'two sides, the republicans and democrats and the white house and congress head to head. once again right now, the republicans have insisted that the only way they will raise that debt ceiling past the 16.4 trillion mark where it is right now is if they get dollar for-dollar spending cuts that match that raise. the president has said, his press secretary has said, they will not negotiate on this issue. on the fiscal cliff issue they were willing to negoti
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